Eva Jakobsson’s research is primarily on Swedish water history, specifically the legal and political history of water. She is completing an article on ditching and drainage from a water system perspective, and is currently working on a project on the history of the Swedish Lake Vänern, called Understanding Lake Vänern. She has also published on accident investigations, and is working on a project on traffic safety, comparing traffic risk perception in post-war Norway and Sweden. Eva Jakobsson is an associate professor of history at the University of Stavanger in Norway. She received her PhD from Gothenburg University in Sweden. Her PhD thesis, Industrialization of Rivers, was a work on hydropower development. She served as Nordic Regional Representative in the European Society for Environmental History 1999–2004.